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Digital Phonics for First Grade & Second Grade

With our current pandemic, teaching remotely is becoming very common. Plus, we don’t know how long distance learning will last. So, I wanted to create an engaging way for first grade and second grade students to practice phonics skills. That’s why I’ve designed these digital phonics activities! Even if you’re

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10 Books for Building Classroom Community

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE finding new picture books to read during the first few weeks of school! These picture books are all about building classroom community, which is what we spend a ton of time doing at the beginning of the year! I’ve rounded up TEN

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Meet the Teacher Night

How to have a Successful Meet the Teacher Night Back to school time and meet the teacher is just around the corner! One of the most important things we do at the beginning of the year is share our classroom information with students and families. Everything from classroom expectations, homework,

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1st Grade Math Centers for Common Core

Struggling with planning 1st grade math centers that are engaging and align with Common Core standards that you can use all year long? You’ll love this post with tons of helpful links to help you find the best 1st grade math centers for your classroom! *If you’re a 2nd grade

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Free Planning Templates for Teachers

How many times have you wanted to plan ahead, only to get overwhelmed by all of the standards, resources, and ideas you have (or don’t have)? Finding the right planning templates for teachers can be hard! Sound familiar? I’ve been there! I get excited planning for the upcoming month(s), but

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Beginning of the Year Math Assessments

Beginning of the Year Math Assessments At the beginning of the year, it’s always incredibly important to get to know your students as readers and mathematicians. Having the right beginning of the year math assessments is crucial! I always found it was much easier to get to know my students’

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First Year Teacher Tips

First year teacher tips to from seasoned teachers Congratulations! You’ve landed your very first teaching job! It’s such an exciting time. Today I’m sharing with you tons of first year teacher advice from seasoned teachers who have been exactly where you’ve been! Plus, at the end of this post you’ll

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Digital Learning: Getting Started

I’ve heard from so many teachers that they’re worried about planning for a part-time digital learning year and part-time in the classroom year with our current global pandemic. It’s hard to plan for everything, and it’s not easy to learn so many different platforms to help you teach remotely! That’s

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Free Summer Math Review

Want to help your students keep their brains sharp this summer? Send home these free summer math review sheets! These one-page math sheets include a problem of the day for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Math Review: Problem of the Day While we always want our students practicing math

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Math With Playing Cards

Right now many teachers and families are learning how to cope with this new normal of working from home, distance learning, and so much more. I know it’s an incredibly stressful time! I wanted to give teachers and families a fun way to practice math skills at home with just

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Differentiating Math Centers Easily

During guided math, my students went to 3 math rotations a day. Teacher table, independent work, and math centers. I love, love, LOVE using math centers in the classroom! I loved meeting with my small groups at teacher table and teaching each small group at an appropriate level. Then, students

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Fact Fluency Friday Activities

I don’t know about you, but I love Fridays. There’s something about the happiness of a Friday that makes us as teachers change things up a little bit. In my 2nd grade classroom we always had “Free Choice Friday” for the last 20 minutes of the day, but in the

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